Team Page

Mark Patrosso

Founder & CEO

Mark has an engineering degree from the University of Michigan. He has worked over 30 years for large organizations like Chrysler Corporation, Lockheed, LifeScan, The Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Jose and most recently Kaiser Permanente. He retired from Kaiser in July 2018.

Mark received his Life Coach Certification in March 2018 from the Life Purpose Institute, an accredited training organization of the International Coach Federation.

Mark has been an individual contributor and in various management positions. Most recently for Kaiser as the Team Manager for both the San Jose and Santa Clara medical centers. He was responsible for managing construction projects from $25,000 to $150 Mil. This included managing project managers, finance professionals, construction managers as well as overseeing a construction crew of up to 45 people. He also managed the work of outside design professionals and general contractors.

In that role he coached and counseled many people to achieve their professional goals and excel in their roles.

As the principal and CEO of Patrosso & Associates he has spent a year developing the life coach organization to be a wholistic approach to helping people improve their lives and achieve their goals. P & A has attracted several trained coaches with a variety of skill sets and backgrounds to help people live their dreams.

Shelley McAlpine

Certified Life Coach

Shelley E. McAlpine, M.A., Rutgers University; Author; Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADC); Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor; Certified Life Coach

Ms. McAlpine has worked for the past several years in Northern California as a licensed counselor in the alcohol and drug field, specializing in relapse prevention, education, and health and wellness. Ms. McAlpine also worked for many years as a Human Resources Director and Chief Labor Negotiator. Ms. McAlpine has been a public speaker on the topics of diversity, conflict resolution, and relapse prevention. Additionally, she authored a book titled, A Taste for Recovery…a personal story of survival and a roadmap to restoring physical health (published 2015), that focuses on the critical importance of physical healing in maintaining long-term recovery. Ms. McAlpine’s second book is in progress and focuses on improving life skills such as improving communications and how to make change in one’s life.

Michael Caulkins

Certified Financial Planner™ LPL Registered Principal

Michael Caulkins, CFP®, is the Registered Principal at Solutions Wealth Management. Specializing in Portfolio Management and Financial Planning, Mike provides the experience, personal attention and insight to help people identify and pursue their financial goals. He generously serves all of his clients and encourages them to take steps to reach their goals, regardless of where they are starting.

After serving a full career in the Navy, Michael completed a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a Minor in Finance from Cal State East Bay. He later received his Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP) designation. His commitment to serving others in their pursuit of financial independence has brought numerous people confidence over the years.

Michael thrives on educating others about finances. He contributes to the local communities through educational classes taught through the Financial Planning Association and was a key player in bringing Financial Planning Clinics to Silicon Valley. After getting the Library Financial Literacy program going, he scaled down to an educational role on the Library committee helping to promote financial literacy. He gets his greatest satisfaction from helping others. His motto is “If you can help enough people get what they want, you will get what you want.”

Michael lives with his wife, Midori, back in Milpitas, California, where he was born and raised. He enjoys golfing, watching sports and spending time with his family and friends.

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Annee Delaware

Certified Life Coach

For Annee Delaware, healing is an integrative process, harnessed through the beauty of life. This is a lesson she gathered from over 35 years of experience in psychiatric nursing and addiction treatment.

Annee began her career in dual diagnosis services working primarily with women sexually abused as children and surviving through dissociative identity disorder, as well as addictive and compulsive disorders. Through this work she discovered the healing and integrative benefits of the arts and began infusing them into her work with clients to help them see the beauty through the storms of life.

Annee is a Certified Life Coach and applies these techniques and skills when working with families, couples and individuals in recovery from trauma, addiction and codependency.

Annee works in addiction treatment centers in Silicon Valley, the Monterey area and San Francisco. She also has done work with individuals and groups and in the Caribbean, on the island of Antigua and other countries around the globe.

She facilitates Families in Recovery groups, Life Coaching and Expressive Arts groups. She is also in private practice with this population; as well with adults reclaiming their creativity and life purpose.

Annee is an artist and photographer and enjoys traveling around the world to explore different cultures’ unique expressions.